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2007/06/11 22:32:00 (permalink)

Chest training...help!

Hey, although im not a beginner (been training for 3 yrs) ive noticed that my chest is the most lagging part. I find it hard to really push myself with chest especially with bb bench press and no one is there to spot me. I do bb bench press, incline smith machine press and chest dips all @ 4x6. I used to do incline db press but my shoulders clicked everytime i went down and it ended up causing shoulder pain. Any ideas for chest workouts or how to alter this?
post edited by alexmac - 2007/06/12 00:18:29
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    RE: Chest training...help! 2007/06/12 01:07:06 (permalink)
    If you work out in a gym maybe add cable flys to the end of your chest session? If you work out at home DB flys maybe?

    I find they really hit my chest and give me a good pump when finishing.
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    RE: Chest training...help! 2007/06/12 08:35:41 (permalink)
    How long have you been doing 4x6 for?? Maybe change back to a lighter weight higher rep stuff like 3x10 etc for a change.
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    RE: Chest training...help! 2007/06/12 11:55:38 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: alexmac

    Hey, although im not a beginner (been training for 3 yrs) ive noticed that my chest is the most lagging part. I find it hard to really push myself with chest especially with bb bench press and no one is there to spot me. I do bb bench press, incline smith machine press and chest dips all @ 4x6. I used to do incline db press but my shoulders clicked everytime i went down and it ended up causing shoulder pain. Any ideas for chest workouts or how to alter this?



    Flat dumbell benching is the answer IMO, these are fantastic for targetting pecs, and the free range of motion won't aggreviate your shoulders


    Barbell bench press can torturous on shoulders, - I think triceps are worked just as hard if not harder whilst barbell benching

    I would steer clear of smith machine bench press, - this will force you to use a fixed range of motion, not a natural one

    I would lay off any direct shoulder work for a while, especially any work which directly hits the front delts. Overhead pressing might be okay









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    RE: Chest training...help! 2007/06/12 22:55:59 (permalink)
    Barbell Bench Press.
    Incline Bench Press.
    Dumbbell Flyes.
    Cable Flyes.
    Smith Bench Press.
    Why don't you have a special day dedicated to chest?
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